The Marcus King Band Announces Winter 2019 Tour Dates

first_imgAs The Marcus King Band continues their ongoing tour in support of their 2018 release, Carolina Confessions, the South Carolina-based outfit has announced a new crop of dates for the early months of 2019.On January 24th, guitarist/vocalist Marcus King and company will make their way to Columbus, TN’s A&R Music Bar. On January 27th, they’ll head to Madison, WI for a show at High Noon Saloon. From there, they’ll hit four different cities over the course of four nights, making stops at Peoria, IL’s Kenny’s Westside (1/29); Lexington, KY’s Manchester Music Hall (1/30); Blacksburg, VA’s The Lyric Theatre (1/31/19); and Newport News, VA’s Boathouse Live (2/1).Tickets for the newly announced 2019 Marcus King Band dates go on sale this Friday, November 30th. For ticketing information, head here.The new dates are far from the only shows on the docket for The Marcus King Band. The six-piece still has 11 more full-band dates on their calendar for the remainder of this year, and King is scheduled to appear as a guest at The Allman Family Revival in San Francisco on December 8th. To ring in 2018, Marcus King will once again join As The Crow Flies for a two-night run at The Capitol Theatre. In addition, amidst the new 2019 dates, the band will join Umphrey’s McGee as support for a pair of shows at Milwaukee, WI’s Riverside Theater.For a full list of The Marcus King Band tour dates, head to the band’s website here.last_img read more

Sergei Prikhodko, Russia’s ex-deputy PM, dies at 64

first_imgMOSCOW (AP) — Sergei Prikhodko, Russia’s former deputy prime minister who played a prominent role in shaping Russia’s foreign policy, has died. He was 64. Russian news agencies reported the death on Tuesday, citing spokespeople of the government. Prikhodko served as deputy prime minister between 2013 and 2018. In January 2020, he was appointed aide to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused Prikhodko of corruption. In an investigation published in 2018, Navalny alleged that the official received lavish hospitality from billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who is close to President Vladimir Putin and also had a working relationship with Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager.last_img

Tony Winner Andrea Martin Will Return to Pippin on Broadway

first_img Star Files Pippin Andrea Martin Related Shows Andrea Martin, who won the 2013 Tony for creating the role of Berthe in the revival of Pippin, will return to the part for 24 performances only, September 2 through September 21. Tony winner Priscilla Lopez will now perform the role of Berthe through August 31 at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre. Pippin features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson and tells the story of a young prince searching for his corner of the sky. The current cast also includes Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Ciara Renee as Leading Player, John Rubinstein as Charles, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine. Pippin received four 2013 Tony awards included Best Revival. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Martin also received a Tony for her performance in My Favorite Year. Additional theater credits include Act One, Fiddler on the Roof, Young Frankenstein, Exit the King, Oklahoma!, Candide and Godspell. Martin earned two Emmy awards for her writing and creation of sketch comedy characters on SCTV. Other screen credits include Working the Engels, The Simpsons, Anastasia, The Rugrats Movie, 30 Rock, Nurse Jackie, The Producers, Wag the Dog, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Her book of autobiographical essays “Andrea Martin’s Lady Parts” will be released by Harper Collins in September.last_img read more

Taking the Risk: Is it worth it?

first_imgIn our upcoming February issue, our Switchback question will focus on risk taking, specifically whether parents should take potentially life and limb threatening risks in the outdoors. The issue is debated by two outdoor enthusiasts, and parents, and we are looking forward to what our readers have to say on the issue.Below is a video that directly addresses the psychology of pushing the limits of our ability in the outdoors, especially for those with families back at home. While avalanches are not the most apparent threat here in the Blue Ridge, the message can be translated to any outdoor activity, most of which involve some amount of danger whether it be falling in the water, off a cliff, or into a tree. The video is emotionally moving, gorgeously shot, and well worth your time, whether you are a parent or not.You can read more about Roger Strong and the story of making the film on The Adventure Journal.Strong from ARC’TERYX on Vimeo.last_img read more

Scariest new trends in the world of internet security

first_img 61SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Best Financial technology service expert John Best crushes the reiterated maxim “thinking outside the box” to tiny particles, leveraging his lofty, yet proven, financial technology “innovativeness” for credit unions nationwide. Recently … Web: Details On Part Two of my excellent BIGcast conversation with security expect Jim Stickley of Stickley on Security, Jim tells me of the scariest new trend he’s come across lately in the world of security.While this isn’t exactly ‘new’, Jim is appalled that no one is doing anything to remedy the issues of criminals targeting in-home routing and modem devices in order to change their DNS settings. DNS servers act as the ‘telephone book’ for internet networking. They deliver the IP address to your computer for whatever website you are trying to access. Generally, these devices have strong blocks and firewalls to avert any internet entity from entering it, so the odds of hacking into it are low. So, criminals have gotten smart about it. They have developed malicious websites disguised as ordinary every day websites in order to hack into your internal network while you are browsing the internet.It all starts with the standard IPs used for routing and DNS devices. Do the numbers 192.168, 10.10, 172.16 look familiar to you? These are the default IP numbers for all DNS gateways, and they were set up this way to ensure that no website would ever build on top of them.So, say you are looking a cute puppy video. At the same time, the site is speaking with your computer, telling it to do something much more malicious. The malicious site sends a command that asks your computer to connect to the gateway and change the DNS server. So while the server was pointing to (Google’s server), it is now pointing to the chosen address by the criminal.That new address is a DNS server that they own. Now their DNS ‘telephone book’ can route you to alternate websites of their creation whenever you type in a website. If you were to visit a site that they created that looks exactly like the actual BOA site will pop up, but it will be their a page of their creation. They are now in prime placement to steal your data when you enter your credentials. This doesn’t only apply to your computer. Your mobile apps can also be hacked in this way.There is actually an easy remedy in order to avoid this type of hack. All you have to do is update the firmware. It’s a simple process of finding out the manufacturer and model number of the device, visiting their website and searching for firmware updates for that model. The website will then walk you through the update. Jim recommends you check this at least every few months, preferably once a month.I then asked Jim about Google Chrome’s new alarms that point out sites that use weak security configuration. Is this something we need to worry about? Jim says no. He says this doesn’t mean the site or your connection to it are bad. Google is simply calling out websites that still allow low level encryption. They are trying to force people to stop doing it.However, would this Chrome alarm show up in this DNS hack situation? Jim says no. The genius of the DNS hack is that it works on websites that people visit all of the time, so people are not looking to see if the certificates or ‘https:’ are visible. Jim recommends to always look to ensure the ‘https:’ is in the bar and that the certificate is there when inputting sensitive information.In closing, I want to recommend Jim to any financial institution to bring Jim in on any security issues you might have.Check Jim’s Youtube out here for his newest videos, and visit for any education you need on security. Education is the most important tool you have in security.last_img read more

Endangered Species Under GOP? Climate Change Information on the Web

first_imgBy Andrew Revkin, ProPublicaJames Rowen, a longtime Wisconsin journalist and environmental blogger, recently discovered a stark remaking of a state Department of Natural Resources web page on climate change and the Great Lakes.Until December, the page, dating from the Democratic administration of former Gov. James Doyle, had this headline — “Climate Change and Wisconsin’s Great Lakes” — and a clear description of the state of the science, including this line reflecting the latest federal and international research assessments: “Earth’s climate is changing. Human activities that increase heat-trapping (“green house”) gases are the main cause.”The page described a variety of possible impacts on the lakes and concluded, “The good news is that we can all work to slow climate change and lessen its effects.” Nine hyperlinks led readers to other resources.While the web address still includes /greatlakes/climatechange, the page, managed under agency appointees of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, now has this headline: “The Great Lakes and a changing world.” It now says this:As it has done throughout the centuries, the earth is going through a change. The reasons for this change at this particular time in the earth’s long history are being debated and researched by academic entities outside the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The effects of such a change are also being debated but whatever the causes and effects, the DNR’s responsibility is to manage our state’s natural resources through whatever event presents itself.There are now just two hyperlinks, one of which goes to a University of Wisconsin website about the environment and climate in the Yahara River watershed, which is not even connected to the Great Lakes. The other goes to the main page of the Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin. One has to poke around a while to get back to the issue at hand — the impact of global warming on the Great Lakes.James Dick, a spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources, sent a response explaining the changes on the web page, asserting that the page “does not say the cause and effects of the change in climate are debatable.”“It says they are being debated. There’s a difference,” Dick said. “Many scientists may be in agreement but this topic is still the subject of much debate and discussion among the general public.”It’s not unusual for elected state or national leaders to filter or shape government sources of information on contentious topics, including climate change, to suit their particular policy goals. Climate scientists decried such efforts through much of the presidency of George W. Bush, particularly when handwritten edits of government climate reports by political appointees were leaked in 2005.Under President Obama, websites highlight points that supported his carbon-cutting plans, while findings that might point to different policies tended to stay deep in the body of reports.One example is the treatment of hurricanes in the 2014 National Climate Assessment. The prominent text blurb of the report home page is, “The intensity, frequency, and duration of North Atlantic hurricanes, as well as the frequency of the strongest hurricanes, have all increased since the early 1980s. Hurricane intensity and rainfall are projected to increase as the climate continues to warm.”Buried in the report, there’s this line, which seems to qualify the actual threats previously highlighted: “[F]ewer storms have been observed to strike land during warmer years even though overall activity is higher than average, which may help to explain the lack of any clear trend in landfall frequency along the U.S. eastern and Gulf coasts.”And so it’s entirely likely that the recent web revisions in Wisconsin portend what’s to come in Washington, given how Walker’s approach to climate change and industry resonates with that of many people in President-elect Donald Trump’s circle of advisers.In a phone interview, the Wisconsin blogger Rowen said he certainly suspects that his state’s experience is a troubling template for what could happen now at the federal level. “If you have one-party control over all units of government and that party has a pro-corporate, anti-environment mindset, everything will be coordinated, whether in law, executive action or judicial review,” he said.Parties on all sides of the climate policy debate are now watching closely to see what happens to a vast array of web pages on climate change created during the Obama administration as Trump’s fossil-fuel friendly Cabinet choices and environmental team get to work.Early signs, including a 74-question survey sent to Department of Energy employees (which the Trump transition team quickly disavowed as unsanctioned), had environmentalists and scientists deeply worried.Some scurried to set up independent archives for potentially vulnerable climate data, with a repository established by the Technoscience Research Unit at the University of Toronto.With Republicans in control in most states, and with the incoming White House and Congress committed to undoing President Obama’s climate policies, the “uncertainty” theme around climate change appears likely to become popular.To be sure, enduring uncertainty does surround many of the most consequential aspects of global warming, like the speed of sea-level rise and extent of warming in this century. But for decades risk experts and economists with a varied range of political views have agreed that uncertain, but momentous outcomes are the reason to act — not a reason to delay.And the data continue to accrue, with 2016 now set to be the warmest on Earth since at least 1880, when thorough temperature record keeping began, and a new study finding that, if anything, warming has been underestimated in recent years because of imperfect analysis of ocean data gathered by ships and buoys.Lately, the wider climate-skeptic chorus has been dominated by Walker-style references to uncertainty or complexity in climate science, crystallized by phrases like “I’m not a scientist” and “the climate has always changed.”When we wrote to Wisconsin officials seeking an explanation for the changes on the website, Dick, the natural resources department spokesman, sent the following email:As we do from time to time with other website pages, we updated a web page that had not been updated in several years. The update reflects our position on this topic which we have communicated for years — that our agency regularly must respond to a variety of environmental and human stressors from drought, flooding, and wind events to changing demographics.Our agency must be ready to respond to each of these challenges using the best science available to us. That is our role in this issue. Adaptation has been our position on this topic for some time. The recent update to one single webpage on our website was intended to reflect this perspective and approach to the topic.The updated page does not deny climate is changing and it does not challenge the dedicated work of the scientists who are working on this issue. In fact, this updated page links to U.W.-Madison programs that include climate change in their research. It also does not say the cause and effects of the change in climate are debatable. It says they are being debated. There’s a difference. Many scientists may be in agreement but this topic is still the subject of much debate and discussion among the general public.The last line raises a question about the role of government in helping explain to the public what many scientists agree on.One thing that seems true is that so much information has accrued around climate change science and what it means for policy in recent years that partisans seeking to purge government websites have their work cut out for them.If you search the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website, for instance, for the phrase “climate change” there are still some hits, including an educational resource for kids titled, “Global Warming is Hot Stuff!”There’s still an article posted from the February 2011, issue of the magazine of the natural resources department, in which Jack Sullivan, then the director of the agency’s Bureau of Science Services, said, “We need to think about what climate change means for our natural resources and get out ahead of this problem, and we’re working hard to do that.”Sullivan, however, retired in 2015, when the agency’s science budget was deeply cut under Walker and a Republican-dominated Legislature.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. 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Google Play Opens Voting for Users’ Choice Awards 2020 for Games, Apps, More

first_imgGoogle Play has kicked off voting for its Users’ Choice Awards of 2020, helping recognise the best games and apps of the year. Users can vote from the shortlisted apps and games until November 23. As per a report, voting for the Best Book and Movie categories has also started. Winners of each category will be announced on December 1. There are 10 shortlisted nominees in each category and they seem to be localised by country. Users can vote by clicking on the banner announcing the Users’ Choice Awards 2020 on Google Play’s homepage.The apps shortlisted for the Users’ Choice App 2020 in India include Bolkar App, Koo, Moj, MX TakaTak, Pratilipi FM, Reface, Dolby On, Microsoft Office, Zelish, and Vita. Google noted that users should vote for the must-try new apps of this year from this category.- Advertisement – Google Play had picked Video Editor – Glitch Video Effects for the Users’ Choice Award for the best app in 2019. Call of Duty: Mobile had won in the best game category.Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. For the Users’ Choice Game 2020 Award, users are encouraged to vote for this year’s trending games. The shortlisted games include Grand Hotel Mania, Farm City, Cooking Sizzle, EverMerge, Cell to Singularity, Legends of Runeterra, World Cricket Championship 3, Manor Matters, Dream League Soccer, and Teamfight Tactics. You can only vote once in each category from the shortlisted apps on Google Play.A disclaimer on Google Play notes that you may not be able to see all the titles in the collection if you have parental controls turned on, or if a game/ app is not compatible with the device. One has to also logged into the Google Play store to be able to vote.As per a report by 9to5Google, Google Play has also opened voting for Books and Movies. However, the award category and the list of options are only for users in the US. The shortlisted books are: If It Bleeds, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, Me & White Supremacy, Mexican Gothic, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, The Vanishing Half, Untamed, Wow, No Thank You, Midnight Sun, and Harrow the Ninth. The shortlisted movies include Bad Boys for Life, Bill & Ted Face the Music, Birds Of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, Bloodshot, Frozen II, Just Mercy, Knives Out, Parasite, The Invisible Man, and Trolls World Tour.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Charming home in handy bayside spot

first_imgA servery in the kitchen opens to the back deck.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020A set of glass and timber doors topped by timber fretwork leads from the lounge room through to the open-plan dining room and kitchen. The timber kitchen has plenty of cupboard and bench space, a pantry, stainless steel appliances, a gas cooktop and a servery with bi-fold windows opening to the covered rear deck. French doors in the dining room open to the rear deck, which overlooks the back yard with established lawn and gardens, barbecue gazebo and paved entertainment area. Back inside, the master bedroom has a built-in robe, carpet and traditional windows that allow for plenty of natural light during the day. The home at 38 Strawberry Rd, Manly West is new to the market.THIS charming cottage with a big yard is new to the market in Manly West. The three-bedroom home at 38 Strawberry Rd, Manly West is on a 607sq m allotment with a white picket fence and established hedge.Marketing agent Kyle Woodbine, of Ray White Wynnum Manly, said the home had loads of traditional cottage features as well as modern- day luxuries. A small porch protects the front door, which opens to the living room with timber floors and plenty of natural light. The covered deck looks out over the yard.The second bedroom also has a built-in robe and the bathroom has a shower-over-bath, toilet and linen closet. The laundry is off the back deck and includes a second toilet and a storage cupboard. The home has timber floors and timber accents throughout, solar panels, and ceiling fans and airconditioning in the living area.There are two sheds, a single carport, side access and space for the boat or trailer.The home is close to Manly train station, Manly State School, Manly Village and the Esplanade.last_img read more

Girls Just Want to Be Born

first_imgPublic Discourse 8 March 2016Family First Comment: Speaking of International Women’s Day, here’s the REAL issue…….The global pro-life movement will continue to speak out and defend the girl child. We must work to oppose all acts of gender based violence, protect women’s and girls’ lives, and seek consistent non-discriminatory life-affirming laws and policies.Today, March 8, the UN’s International Women’s Day (IWD), pro-abortion organizations around the world will tell us that women want and need universal access to abortion— that it is their reproductive right. A number of international pro-abortion organizations, including the Population Institute, Ipas, CHANGE, Catholics for Choice, Women Deliver, and the Center for Reproductive Rights are staging a tweet fest today using the hashtag #IWD2016 and claiming “Access to Safe and Legal Abortion is a Human Right.”Ignored will be the millions of little women in the womb who are denied the most critical human right—the right to life—and whose lives will be violently ended through sex-selection abortion. If these girls could speak, let alone sing, they would surely tell the world, “Girls just want to be born.”History and Scope of Prenatal Sex SelectionThese girls would be joined by the chorus of over 160 million girls in Asia who received a death sentence in acts of gendercide—elimination based on sex—simply because they were not boys. Sex-selection abortion is widely known to occur in countries with a cultural preference for boys, especially China and India, but the violent practice was not indigenous. Prenatal sex-determination technology was exported to these countries when the Population Council recommended sex-selection abortion as an “ethical” way to control population.In her book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, Mara Hvistendahl explains the actions that transpired in the United States:By August 1969, when the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Population Council convened another workshop on population control, sex selection had become a pet scheme. . . . Sex selection, moreover, had the added advantage of reducing the number of potential mothers . . . if a reliable sex determination technology could be made available to a mass market, there was “rough consensus” that sex selection abortion “would be an effective, uncontroversial and ethical way of reducing the global population.”The scheme was successful. Today, millions of women in Asia are “missing”—never to dream, play, work, or become mothers. The long-term impact of the millions of “missing girls” includes increased violence against women and girls with increases in sex trafficking, forced prostitution, and the kidnapping and selling of women and girls as brides.There is no disputing the link between sex-selection abortion and the rise of violence against women and girls. Organizations that work to stop gender-based violence (GBV) need look no further than the tragedy of prenatal sex selection for the beginnings of GBV. But present-day pro-abortion politics stand in the way and prevent most from opposing this first act of violence based on gender.The unprecedented death of millions of girls has been equated to a “global war against baby girls” by demographer Nicholas Eberstadt.READ MORE: read more

Brazil starts 2014 football World Cup countdown

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share 16 Views   no discussionscenter_img InternationalNewsPrintSports Brazil starts 2014 football World Cup countdown by: – September 17, 2011 Share President Rousseff is confident Brazil can deliver the stadiums on timeBrazil has begun its countdown for the 2014 World Cup, 1,000 days before it hosts the football tournament. President Dilma Rousseff launched the event at a stadium in Belo Horizonte alongside the footballing legend Pele, who is Brazil’s World Cup ambassador. Ms Rousseff promised the new stadiums and other infrastructure required would be ready on time, despite major difficulties and delays. The tournament will kick off on 12 June 2014. Before then, Brazil must build or upgrade 12 stadiums. Many of them are behind schedule and over budget. At some, construction workers have been on strike – including the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro where the final will be played and the Mineirao ground in Belo Horizonte where President Rousseff started the countdown.Building work on the new Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo – which is hoping to host the opening game – only began in May. ConfidenceConstruction workers refurbishing the famous Maracana stadium in Rio are on strikeBrazil must also deliver huge infrastructure developments such as roads and airport terminals so that fans can move between the 12 venues spread across the huge country. Much of that transport infrastructure is anyway badly needed to meet the demands of Brazil’s booming economy and expanding middle class. “Investing in infrastructure is a way of saying no to the international crisis affecting countries in the Eurozone and the US,” Ms Rousseff said. The 2014 World Cup will be the first in South America since Argentina hosted the tournament in 1978, and the first in Brazil since 1950. Correspondents say most Brazilians are confident they will make a success of hosting the tournament – after all, they have already won it World Cup five times. Rio de Janeiro is also due to host the Olympic Games in 2016. The two tournaments are being seen as statements of Brazil’s emergence as a rising global economic power of the 21st Century, much as the 2008 Beijing Olympics served as a calling card for China’s confident new role on the global stage. BBC Newslast_img read more